#1 Motivational Speaker for Conferences

“Richie’s Story of College Walk-on to Professional Football Player lit a fire within me” – Rudy Ruettiger

Who is Richie Contartesi?

Richie Contartesi is a Motivational Speaker for Conferences and the #1 Best Selling Author of “In Spite of the Odds”, an inspirational story about an ordinary teen athlete who started as a walk-on and eventually earned a full Division I college football scholarship to the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss”. Standing tall at 5’7″ and 155 pounds.

As a Motivational Speaker for Conferences, Richie provides his personal insight and shares the adversity and struggles he faced when the odds were stacked against him on the football field and in business to help your attendees feel motivated and ready to overcome their own challenges whether they are teamwork, struggling to meet their numbers, self-discipline, and having the drive to strive for greatness. His realistic common sense roadmap explores why writing down your goal, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence are the keys to massive success.

Why Richie Contartesi?

Richie’s approach is a bit different than most. He shares his story and intertwines the importance of writing down your goal, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence. His speech will make you cry, laugh, and look deep within yourself to begin your own personal journey to success. Richie was rookie of the year in sales at a fortune 500 corporation immediately after college using the same principles he used to earn a full D-1 football scholarship at Ole Miss at only 5’7″ 150lbs. He also used that formula to build 3 successful business from scratch and studied other highly successful people who followed this same plan. Richie is unique in that no matter how much success he has in sales he is always going to seminars, reading books, taking online courses, etc.. to grow exponentially.  If after his parents got divorced, failing 5th grade, dealing with ADHD, Dyslexia and being told his entire life he couldn’t read or write; there is hope for everyone.

Some of Richie’s client’s include:

Learn 4 skills that will win you more sales and relationships

Any Motivational Speaker for Conferences can change your thinking during the presentation, but Richie inspires long-term positive change through engaging, memorable, emotional and comedic stories.

Discover the #1 Motivation to take Daily Action

Making great choices is the foundation for a happy and successful life. We don’t always make the perfect choices but Richie shares a simple formula so his audience can always make great choices.

Recipe for Overcoming Adversity

No matter what your major goal is, you are going to encounter massive amounts of adversity. Richie shares how he overcame adversity and how you can overcome any adversity as well.

Be the Hero for Your Client!

Bring in Richie so Your team Can start Dominating

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Courage to Follow Your Heart

We all have “haters’. Don’t let someone’s opinion of you dictate your future. Better yet, Richie explains through an engaging story how to not let your opinion of yourself dictate your future. Your desk is your business!

Your Specific Points Stressed

Every team has their own key points they want to be stressed. Richie spends a lot of time customizing his speech in certain areas so all of your key points are brought to life and stressed.

Free Access to Goal Setting Course

Not only does Richie come in and rock your event, but he also now provides his audience with free access to his Online Course ($197 value per person) on goal setting. This way he can keep up and hold everyone accountable.

One hour later your professionals will be ready to reach their peak potential and push everyone around them to greatness. Regardless of whether your issue is motivation, self-discipline, time management, persistence, or more, I am here to improve your bottom line” ~ Richie Contartesi

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Meeting Planners and Event Planners:

“Don’t Make Me Look Bad!”

All meeting planners must have a successful event. You also must be able to rely on your speaker to meet your needs and deliver on their promise. At the end of the day, it’s your responsibility to make the event a success and you don’t want to leave things to chance. Richie understands how this works and takes care of this for you STRESS-FREE!

Why do you need a speaker?

Some of the most common reasons are economic downturns, management change, loss of market share, down-sizing, mergers, slumping sales, low morale and a variety of other challenges. Richie has built his reputation by motivating people to push through these issues and tough times.

What is Richie’s presentation about?

Richie Contartesi is a Motivational Keynote Speaker and the #1 Best Selling Author of “In Spite of the Odds”, an inspirational story about an ordinary teen athlete who started as a walk-on and eventually earned a full Division I college football scholarship to the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss”. Standing tall at 5’7″ and 155 pounds.

Although Richie has a few different presentations(see below), Richie helps his audience reach peak performance and overcome obstacles by sharing the adversity and struggles he faced when the odds were stacked against him and his realistic achievable roadmap that explores why having a vision, building relationships, overcoming fear, and persistence are the keys to success.

This is more than just a ‘traditional’ motivational speech. Richie works directly with you. There is no middleman. Richie ensures that the theme and message of your event are directly in line with the speech.

Richie uses a unique assessment process. The process includes interviews, audience/event profiles, a careful review of event objectives, and collaboration with your key people, to assure that the message is free of error. You’ll be the one who not only avoided the wrong motivational speaker, you’ll be the one who found somebody who is utterly fantastic.

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Motivational Keynote Speaker for Corporations

General Areas of Expertise

High-Performance Sales: “Beast Mode, ON”

The first step to success in sales is understanding that you are self-employed. You may work for an organization, but at the end of the day, you drive your results. Regardless of your industry, we all know that nothing happens in business until a sale is made.

Richie shares a simple 4 step sales system that will exponentially grow the sales within your organization. Your sales team will be laughing, thinking, changing, dissecting and re-evaluating all aspects of their sales process as Richie masterfully challenges every person in your audience or on your sales team to new levels of Success. His presentation includes a cutting-edge look on subjects such as Goal Setting, Time Mastery, Building Relationships, Overcoming Fear, Persistence, and much more.

“A Sale takes place when energy transfers from one person to another.” ~Richie Contartesi

Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. This keynote includes:

  • Master Richie’s 4 skills that will win them more sales and relationships now
  • Discover the #1 motivation to take daily action on their sales
  • Leverage real time-management techniques for commissioned sales professionals
  • Prospecting with a purpose to dissect what the client REALLY wants and turn them into a paid customer
  • Sell with stories that build instant client rapport and trust

Overcoming Obstacles: “You Don’t Have to Be the Prototype”

We all have obstacles we have to overcome in life and sometimes all we need is a little push and a direction. The hardest part is not only taking the first step but knowing what that first step is. Richie not only provides a simple step by step system, but also inpsires, engages, and sucks his audience in for a ride of a lifetime. A ride they will never forget and one that they can begin implementing right after the talk. ” We make changes today, not tomorrow”, Richie Contartesi.

In Spite of the Odds™ is a true story and a #1 Best Selling Book. Richie is a small town kid who dreamt of playing big-time college football in the SEC. He had the heart, passion, tenacity, and love for the game, but there was a perception that haunted him from youth football through college, his size.  Standing at 5’7″ and 155 pounds, he was never the biggest, fastest, most talented, or strongest player on the team.

By believing in himself and never giving up, Richie fulfilled his dream of playing and earning a full D1 football Scholarship to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) while attaining the coveted SEC Scholar-Athlete award twice, started in all 12 games his senior year, went on to play 1 year professionally, and has now started 3 successful businesses. Richie gets it.

Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. This keynote includes:

  • Taking the first step which is to Believe
  • How to create clarity by not just setting but writing down your goals
  • How to build relationships, network, and stay positive
  • How to overcome their fears, adversity, and challenges
  • How to persist on the 1-yard line when they have hit rock bottom or are experiencing change

Peak Performance: “We Play to Dominate the Game.. Not Win!”

“Don’t hit snooze.” This may sound like great advice, but really, what’s 10 more minutes? It takes passion and a purpose to realize how 10 minutes can be pushing your dreams back months or even years. You must be excited when you wake up in the morning and the only way to be excited is to have a purpose.

Playing in front of over 102,000 people at Alabama, Richie understands what it means to perform under pressure with a purpose. In his presentation, he explores the reasons why some individuals fail under pressure, and why others seem to naturally rise with ease and excellence. Here’s a hint: It isn’t talent, but a skill that can be learned just like driving a car.

The key to being able to “perform,” or deliver excellence under pressure, is in preparation and understanding the mindset and methods of top performers. In Richie’s collegiate and professionally career, he was lucky enough to work with guys like Michael Oher from the blind side, Eli Manning, Mike Wallace, and many more peak performers. Audiences leave this unforgettable keynote armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges. And, they won’t hit snooze! It’s either today or never.

Richie speaks from his heart to inspire change. This keynote includes:

  • Vision themselves as top performers who are capable of delivering excellent results under pressure.
  • Understand the three aspects of an effective performance.
  • Create clarity by not just setting but writing down what they are trying to achieve.
  • Recognize pressure situations and rise to the occasion.
  • Adopt the mindset and methods of peak performers.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and self-discipline

Customized Motivational Keynote

Let us know if you have a specific theme for your conference or event that you would like Richie to customize in his presentation.

  • What is the theme of your program?
  • Specific objectives for the speakers presentation?
  • Inspirational Jaw dropping Presentation

Answer the questions in the form below and Richie will get back to you personally.

Richie guarantees and promises the right message for your unique audience. And without a doubt, he will deliver. At the end of the day, your people will get it.

* Event planners often use this presentation as a conference kick-off to help set the energy and tone for the conference or to wrap up an event and send participants back with creative strategies and smart ideas to put to use immediately.

Contact Richie or his Booking Manager Mary by calling directly at (855) 272-1267 or by filling out the form below.

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Motivation Speaker for High School Assemblies

He is one of those athletes who may not be the fastest, biggest, or most talented, but through hard work, a never give up attitude, and belief in himself, makes believers out of everyone around him.

-Houston Nutt, Ole Miss Head Football Coach

Motivational Keynote Speaker, Motivation Speaker for High School Assemblies